The Bearsville Theater has been the brainchild of Albert Grossman, the music industry visionary and magnate whose stable included Peter, Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Band and Todd Rundgren. Years in the planning and building — using the region’s finest craftsmen — the theater was opened in 1989 by Albert’s widow, Sally Grossman.

Since then, the theater’s stage has been graced by the likes of Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning Three Women, The Band, The Pretenders, Natalie Merchant, Pearl, Astrud Gilberto, Bela Fleck, Jimmy Cliff, Taj Majal, Richie Havens, Warren Zevon and Bruce Cockburn — to name just a few.

Perched on the Sawkill Creek in one the region’s most picturesque streamside settings

Among the world-class artists that live in and around Woodstock and play the theater on a regular basis are Jack deJohnette, David Sancious, Robbie Dupree, Tony Levin, Jerry Moratta, Warren Bernhardt, Peter Schickele, Happy Traum and Artie Traum.

Edited by jazzholeny on 2 Jan 2009, 19:19

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